Published in conjunction with the first large-scale retrospective of Picasso's sculpture in the United States since The Museum of Modern Art's historic 1967 show, Picasso Sculpture is a sweeping survey of the artist's innovative and influential work in three dimensions. Over the course of his long career, Picasso devoted himself to sculpture wholeheartedly, if episodically, using both traditional and unconventional materials and techniques. He kept the majority of his sculptures in his private possession during his lifetime, and it was only in the late 1960s that the public became fully aware of this side of his oeuvre.
Picasso Sculpture presents approximately 150 sculptures- many of them captured in newly commissioned and multi-view photographs- alongside a selection of works on paper and photographs. Organized into chapters that correspond to distinct periods during which Picasso devoted himself to sculpture, the publication features an introduction by the exhibition curators as well as a richly illustrated chronology focusing on the sculptures included in the exhibition.